Ubuntu Bethu Arts Showcase

Ubuntu Bethu Arts Showcase

South Africa is a multicultural country that consists of eleven official languages and cultural groups. All come with their own unique culture, art, language and traditions that have developed over centuries of history. The culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. We think this presents a great opportunity for us to host “Ubuntu Bethu Arts Showcase”.

Ubuntu Bethu Arts Showcase is a platform where South Africans show off their rich cultures from traditional to street culture, music, arts and craft, dance and food. The show was recorded at Sawubona Music Jam in Chiawelo, Soweto.

Through this event we re- introduce and pleasure not only local South Africans but also the rest of Africa and the international community, who eagerly want to experience the richness of South African traditions and culture. The showcase can be streamed on the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/jBlJIwxqPEA.

The showcase is in partnership with the National arts Council of South Africa and the Department of sports arts and Culture.

The Line-up: Bavikile Ngema, Thebe Lipere ft. Mabeleng Moholo, Gomolemo Moagi, Abafazi Bengoma and Katamokha (dance group)

Abafazi Be Ngoma is an all women cast from different lifestyles who tell incredible stories of their lives through electrifying performances and paying homage to past and present African songbirds. Celebrating African Girl Child through music.

Legendary indigenous music multi-instrumentalist Mr Thebe Lipere accompanied by teacher and traditional instrumentalist Mr Mabeleng Moholo.

Bavikile Ngema (MaBhengu) is a prolific composer and virtuoso player on Umakhweyana and umqangala (umbheleza) Nguni musical bows, she also performs Imfiliji (harmonica) and Istolotolo (jaws-harp).

Gomolemo Moagi, is a storyteller born and bred in Katlehong living with disability, was involved in the Art and Science home of hope programme teaching Storytelling at Funda community college, wrote a musical play for the kids in collaboration with Kgomotso Makhene, Mabeleng Moholo and Sfiso Mokoena.

Katamokha is a collective of dancers that specializes in South African dance styles from Tsonga to Zulu accompanied by percussionists to bring an electrifying performance.


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